The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 85 99 82
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Permanent jobs citing LAN 42 17 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.20% 1.04% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.05% 6.34% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 29 13 53
Average salary £30,000 £43,625 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.23% +9.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £27,150 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £36,100 £59,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.31%
LAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
299 268 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.65% 16.47% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 232 200 288
Average salary £35,000 £44,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.90% +26.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region.

LAN Salary Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

LAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -10 14 £28,800 -28.00% 4
Wilmslow - 8 £34,000 - 2
Runcorn +1 3 - - 1
Knutsford - 3 - - 5
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Nantwich - 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 £22,000 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 70 (92.11%) WAN
2 51 (67.11%) Microsoft
3 43 (56.58%) Windows
4 31 (40.79%) VMware
5 28 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 26 (34.21%) Finance
7 24 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (30.26%) Cisco
8 23 (30.26%) TCP/IP
8 23 (30.26%) VPN
9 21 (27.63%) UNIX
10 20 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (21.05%) SLA
13 15 (19.74%) MS Excel
13 15 (19.74%) Windows XP
13 15 (19.74%) Back Office
13 15 (19.74%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
14 14 (18.42%) Firewall
14 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (17.11%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (17.11%) ITIL
16 12 (15.79%) MCSE
16 12 (15.79%) Citrix
16 12 (15.79%) HP
17 11 (14.47%) SAN
17 11 (14.47%) MS Office
18 10 (13.16%) DNS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.89%) IIS
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.26%) Lync
4 3 (3.95%) Site Server
5 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (19.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 70 (92.11%) WAN
2 23 (30.26%) TCP/IP
2 23 (30.26%) VPN
3 20 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (18.42%) Firewall
5 11 (14.47%) SAN
6 10 (13.16%) DNS
7 6 (7.89%) DHCP
8 5 (6.58%) VoIP
9 4 (5.26%) Wireless
9 4 (5.26%) Network Security
10 3 (3.95%) NAS
10 3 (3.95%) Broadband
10 3 (3.95%) PBX
11 2 (2.63%) MPLS
12 1 (1.32%) WLAN
12 1 (1.32%) SSL
12 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.63%) JIRA
2 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (34.21%) Finance
2 15 (19.74%) Back Office
3 4 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Analyst
2 18 (23.68%) Administrator
3 14 (18.42%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Support Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) IT Support
6 6 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Trainee
9 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Network Administrator
9 3 (3.95%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Thin Client
1 6 (7.89%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.26%) Firmware
2 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.95%) EPoS
4 1 (1.32%) iPhone
4 1 (1.32%) Open Source
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.32%) CCTV
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (56.58%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) UNIX
3 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
4 15 (19.74%) Windows XP
5 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (11.84%) Windows 8
7 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.32%) Android
8 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (17.11%) ITIL
3 8 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 5 (6.58%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 4 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.26%) Migration
6 3 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.95%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.63%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.63%) Project Management
7 2 (2.63%) Service Management
7 2 (2.63%) Data Security
7 2 (2.63%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.63%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.32%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.32%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.21%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.32%) VBScript
2 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (17.11%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (15.79%) MCSE
4 10 (13.16%) CCNA
5 8 (10.53%) MCP
6 7 (9.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
7 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.89%) CCNP
8 5 (6.58%) MCSA
9 4 (5.26%) ISEB
9 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (5.26%) ISTQB
10 3 (3.95%) MCTS
11 1 (1.32%) Degree
11 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.32%) CISSP
11 1 (1.32%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.32%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.95%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.58%) vSphere
5 4 (5.26%) XenApp
6 3 (3.95%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.95%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.32%) Xen
8 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Legato
2 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.32%) WSUS
2 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (67.11%) Microsoft
2 31 (40.79%) VMware
3 23 (30.26%) Cisco
4 12 (15.79%) HP
4 12 (15.79%) Citrix
5 7 (9.21%) Dell
6 4 (5.26%) Oracle
6 4 (5.26%) Juniper
7 3 (3.95%) Apple
7 3 (3.95%) IBM
7 3 (3.95%) EMC
7 3 (3.95%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.32%) Aruba
8 1 (1.32%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) Sage
8 1 (1.32%) McAfee
8 1 (1.32%) Toshiba
8 1 (1.32%) NetApp
8 1 (1.32%) Brocade
8 1 (1.32%) LANDesk
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: Bonus + Benefits
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Neston, Merseyside
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Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum
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Knutsford, Cheshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
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Knutsford, Cheshire
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Knutsford, Cheshire
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Knutsford, Cheshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
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Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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